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The Leopold Museum celebrates the anniversary year of Viennese Modernism
2018 is the year of the Leopold Museum within frames of celebrating the anniversary year of Viennese Modernism and its protagonists Klimt, Schiele, Wagner and Moser. The Leopold Museum reconstructs the extraordinary cultural epoch from Modernism beginnings with Anton Romako to the Schiele jubilee exhibition, via Klimt, Moser, Gerstl, and Kokoschka. Read about the most interesting exhibitions at…
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Vienna 2018: insight into Viennese Modernism and Art Nouveau
In the year 2018 we will enjoy a yearlong city-wide celebration of Viennese Modernism "Beauty and the Abyss." Vienna praises the extraordinary cultural period with a series of special exhibitions and events devoted to its pioneers: the painters Gustav Klimt and Egon Schiele , the architect Otto Wagner and the universal artist Koloman Moser . These four protagonists all passed away in…
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Still too racy! Advertisements by Egon Schiele censored.
A series of advertisements showing Schiele’s graphically contorted bodies (with explicitly rendered private parts) didn’t make it past the critical eyes of those selling advertising space in Britain and Germany. The artworks had to be covered up. According to a Vienna Tourist Board spokeswoman, Helena Hartlauer, Transport for London rejected the original images, citing trepidation about…
Love story in pictures: Egon Schiele and Wally Neuzil
It sounds incredible, but the woman who was Egon Schiele’s main muse and, perhaps, the only one he loved, was just 23 when she died of scarlet fever. Their love, too, lasted some four years. Still, this period was by far the most prolific in the painter’s life. He did not outlive his young nymph by long; it was not death, though, that parted them, but Schiele’s marriage to another woman who…
9 facts that will change your impression of the artist Egon Schiele
Well-known for his provocative paintings and suffering self-portraits, Egon Schiele is still a very controversial figure in the history of art because of his almost pornographic drawings. For your attention are several facts about this man and the artist.